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to justice. >> shep: the f.b.i. now joining the hunt for the gunmen who stormed the u.s. consulate and killed the american ambassador and others. plus, he traveled to the heavens and took the dreams of an entire nation along for the ride. >> faith looked down kindly on us when she chose neil to be the first to venture to another world. >> shep: tonight remembering neil armstrong, our first man on the moon. first from fox this thursday night, the crisis in the middle east. arrests in ex with the attack on the u.s. consulate and the murder of our ambassador and others. the arrest of suspects may be a meaningful development, we'll see. it could be just a symbolic gesture by the libyans in which they round up the usual suspects and report their conducting interviews. it won't be the first time. there is no way to know whether they have a motive and what it is. here is what we know. investigators in the united states and libya say the astack on the consulate was likely an act of terror and likely timed to mark the 9-11 terrorist attacks. the libyans say it was a two-part operation. investigators a
are telling fox news, that a hundred militants took part in that assault last week. fbi agents are on the ground and looking into whether in fact the attack was an inside job. national security correspondent jennifer griffin's all over this, live in washington with more, hi, jen. >> hi, jamie, well, a fbi team assigned to investigate the murder of u.s. ambassador chris stevens is looking into whether the group of about a hundred attackers armed with rocket propelled grenades had inside help from the private security contractors who the state department had hired to guard inside the benghazi consulate. senator susan collins asked the director of the international counterterrorism center matthew olson this very question at a committee hearing this week. the state department hired blue mountain group, a private security group out of wales to vet and hire local guards for the consulates and the contract worth nearly half a million dollars. indications that the local guards may have been chasing the conflict were revealed by an online post by sean smith, and went on a gaming site. a
-- spblt for three weeks later. 20 days past the september 11th attacks and fbi isn't in benghazi, they're in tripoli, for security reasons they say, they say that the libyan security forces aren't providing them with security and some sort of visa problem. this is unheard of. so, senator bob corker and joe lieberman among others, they want answers from clapper about why it's happening. >> dave: to the point at that tony schaeffer made on our program yesterday, he's worked with the fbi, some of the toughest and highly technically trained individuals on the planet. comfortable going into hostile zones like benghazi, it must not be an internal reason, it must be someone else they can't go in. >> clayton: bee seeds the tactffac tactffac fact-- besides the fact that libya is a free country and not the hot son that-- as it's unfolding and discussions about james clapper on the show this morning, who is james clapper we'll taking a look at his record. he made headlines in 2010 when asked about that london terrorist attack by diane sawyer and appeared he didn't know what had happened or unfold
in situation. both pittsburgh and fbi s.w.a.t. teams are on the scene of a hostage situation taking place on the 16th floor of a downtown highway. the cw brightsman company we understand is the setting for all of this. an ex-military man we're told walked into that office this morning where apparently he used to work. asked for one individual in particular and has now taken hostages. it is not absolutely clear that the one person that he named is the person who is being held hostage. there might be as many as two hostages. we're told no shots have been fired. unknown weaponry involved and police say they have a visual wall on the suspect the they know who he is. they have brought his mother to the building to help deal with negotiations but so far the hostage situation continues in downtown pittsburgh on the 16th floor of a high-rise. no shots fired so far. we'll keep you updated as the hour rolls along. >> we will. brand new stories and more breaking news. jon: good to see you, arthel the white house is it calling the assault in lib libya a terrorist attack. what is the political fallout
information we have at present. first of all, there's an fbi investigation that's ongoing. and we look to that investigation to give us the definitive word as to what transpyred. but putting together the best information we have available to us today, our current assessment is that what happened in benghazi in fact was initially a spontaneous reaction to what transpired hours before in cairo, almost a copycat of the demonstrations against our facility in cairo which were prompted of course by the video. >> there was a caveat there. she said the fbi was still investigating. but the thought was it was a spontaneous reaction. a couple of days before that, the libyan president said, no, in fact, al qaeda was behind this attack. and then days later, after ambassador rice is on this program and other programs, the president's spokesman jay carney says this. it is, i think, self-evident that what happened in benghazi was a terrorist attack. well, if it was self-evident, why didn't the president call this exactly what it was, an act of terror on the anniversary of 9/11? >> well, this is an eve
for two days. he was convicted in 2009 for bank fraud. we're told the fbi has contacted him because of possible threats against him. we're told he's not under investigation right now. >> brian, thanks very much. brian todd working this story. less than two years ago we watched as these kinds of protests spread across north africa and the middle east. protesters fighting to overthrow dictators and regimes. fast forward to today. we're seeing these same countries erupt in violence anti-american protests. let's bring in bobby gauche, editor at large for "time" magazine. he wrote this week's cover story "the agents of outrage," an excellent article, bobby. thanks very much. let me read a line from your article. the arab spring replaced the harsh order of hated dictators with a flowering of neophyte democracies. but these governments with weak mandates evershifting loyalties and poor security forces have made the region a more chaotic and unstable place, a place more susceptible than ever to rogue provocateurs fo meanting violent upheavals usually in the name of faith. the bottom line qu
house is referring questions about the libyan consulate attack to the fbi. an ongoing investigation they say. ambassador bolton joins us next to weigh in on all of this. [ "odd couple" theme plays ] humans -- even when we cross our t's and dot our i's, we still run into problems. namely, other humans. which is why, at liberty mutual insurance, auto policies come with new car replacement and accident forgiveness if you qualify. see what else mes standard at libertymutual.com. liberty mutual insurance. responsibility. what's your policy? jenna: returning to one of our top stories today the french government announcing embassy closures in 20 countries, this after a french magazine published cartoons mocking the prophet muhammad. as we continue to follow the fast-moving developments in the middle east we're joined by former u.s. ambassador to the u.n. john bolton. also a fox news contributor. so, ambassador bolton, this weekly magazine has done this before and received quite a reaction for publishing photos, cartoons, pictures of the prophet muhammad. what do you make of this action by
no longer comment on it because the fbi's conducting an investigation, and, therefore, if you have questions, bring them to the department of justice, the same department of justice you used to run. but they said the d. of justice isn't going the talk to you either. then we started to get leaks about who was really behind this, and it wasn't spontaneous, and this was a planned terror attack, and there was some heads up about it, and now they come out and say, okay, it was a terror act. does that shift it? no longer doj, now this is a military thing that the pentagon should be talking to us about? >> correct. correct. and, um, it was -- it's obvious that, it was always obvious that it was a terrorist attack. the fact is that the ambassador's presence in, um -- was supposed to be confidential, the fact is that they knew -- megyn: got to cut you off, general, because we're going up against a hard break. thank you so much. be right back. megyn: well, an unemployment report released this morning suggests things are not getting better on the jobs front. economists expected 375,000 new jobless clai
this position of denying the obvious of saying that they didn't say it, not being sincere about putting the fbi and other investigative agencies and hoping that everyone will move on and the subject will change and obama will be held accountable. >> the question is how big business debt, if at all? this is a story of folks who watch, you know, fox news that is covering it or reading online websites that are covering it. [talking over each other] >> i don't think the reconciliation of what they said was untrue -- the misstatements in a coming out, is going to be a victim. i would think the fact that they misled the american people and continue to do so, that will be a big thing. i think the october surprise some of the drama of bringing those to blame to justice will be a big thing. and that will injure the president's benefits. it will probably be a political net plus for both obama. >> i don't think obama would act immaturely i'm not for any reason whatsoever. >> you should see the libyan people themselves come out and make a very strong statement. we want justice and galicia attacking the nex
is the f.b.i. on this? >> tonight the f.b.i. has a tight lid on the storm they're not commenting on it. a source who works intelligence on cyber attacks told me it would be highly unusual if they were not involved because a major u.s. financial institution was a target. the claimed connection is the you tube clip and services were disrupted for a period. >> shep: thank you. >> you're welcome. >> shep: just outside the u.s. consulate in northwest pakistan, protesters throwing rocks and fire balls at police, we're told. it's the latest in a wave of demonstrations that protesters say is a response to the video which mocks mohammed. a banner being ripped offment riot police firing tear gas into the crowd. a militant group claims it was behind a suicide bombing that killed a dozen people in the afghan capitol and that the attack was also in retaliation for that video. conner powell live in kabul now. conner? >> about a dozen people were on their way to the afghan kabul airport. all employees of air charter solutions this morning when their mini bus was hit by a vehicle packed full of explos
with the f.b.i. that may have been able to do something about this. greg, you talk about, the day that 9/11 happened they were dancing in streets, i found to be outrageous. and -- >> greg: no one questions the root causes for their idiocy. not much time on campuses are spent on discussing being justices, only if the injustice is perpetrated by the united states. >> eric: there are verses in quran that con dom condone jiha. nonbelievers killing them. that is a sign to allah you are doing the right thing. that is cause of islamics extremist. >> andrea: you got upset with me earlier because i brought up something off-topic but i think it was related. we spend time not thinking about september 11. but we talk a lot about debt and deficit. the reason we were able to be successful to this point is we have money to be strong, to fund this. when we waste it on stupid things we can't be strong. we can't have a strong military. so, all of this is related. our financial security has directly related to the national security. i know we took a day offer of politics today. >> dana: well, for now. at t
the door to other possibilities being uncovered in the f.b.i. investigation. >> the cause and motivation behind them will be decided by the investigation. >> there are other factors involved in the violence that ensued? >> new questions as well about the fact on september 10, the white house put out a press release saying that the president met with senior officials, about the security posture around the 9/11 anniversary. the release said the president discussed steps taken to protect u.s. persons and facilities abroad. asked if the administration dropped the ball on that promise, the following day in libya, carney said numerous security steps were takep and would not directly answer whether the security in benghazi was good enough. >> you are not trying to say there was enough security in benghazi, are you? >> this is a matter under investigation. absolute tragedy that we lost four americans in benghazi, including our ambassador, including the security personnel. there is an active investigation underway. in what happened. >> for specific questions about the security measures at u.s. in
susan rice cast doubt on that. officials here back off and wait until the fbi completed its investigation before, you know, saying what triggered the attack. today, as you say, the director of the national counter terrorism center in a hearing on capitol hill offered his own assessment. >> it evolved and escalated over several hours. t appears that individuals who were certainly well-armed seized on the opportunity presented as the events unfolded that evening and into the morning hours of september 12th. >> the attackers armed with rocket propelled grenades which suggest to officials here and elsewhere that they were not simply protesters. shepard? >> shepard: you know, wendell, france has been having internal problems among the folks regarding the muslims. now a french weekly has released car tunes that cartoons that depict mohammed in less than favorable light. >> the french are worried enough that they are closing diplomatic facilities in 2 o0 countries on fridays as a precaution. al qaeda group says this anti-islam film is proof that america's war on terror was really a
the investigation. >> the team from the f.b.i. reached libya this week. iill advice congress also i am launching a accountability review board. that will be chaired by ambassador thomas pickerring. >> later in the day, members of congress briefed by clinton and the director of national intelligence on the assault by terrorists. >> they are attempting to establish whether he was kegged to people who made the attack. she a person of interest if you will. >> the story now has been changed. there was a planned premeditated attack. when we put our people around the world, at risk and don't provided a quite security. shame on us. >> the ambassador says the two seals killed in benghazi were there to protect them bass dore. >> two of the four americans were killed were there providing security. >> the two seals were in libya working for separate agency. they responded when they heard the gun fire and they killed themselves. >> bret: the decision to release gupta from gitmo was the bush administration. but the bigger story may be the presence of al-qaeda in libya and how strong they may be. >> what we ha
. >> separate from the fbi investigation you mentioned a few moments ago, is there any sort of inquiry going on here at the white house among the president's national security team to get to the bottom of, you told the american people on september 10th we've taken steps to protect americans here at homeland and abroad, obviously with four americans tragically being killed, the steps were not good enough. is there an inquiry going on here to figure out what went wrong? >> you're conveniently -- motivation behind them will be decided by that investigation. >> what carney did do there is sidestep the specific question whether or not there was some kind of inquiry into someone potentially dropping the ball here. instead he talked broadly about the overall investigation into the violence there in libya, joe. >> dan, stay with us. i want to bring in arwa damon in benghazi. she's on the phone. and cnn foreign affairs reporter elise labott at the state department. arwa, first to you. you've been talking to libyan officials. what's the latest on what you're hearing about whether this attack was pre-p
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